This CCTV footage shows a man making a phone call on a patio. A printer suddenly falls out of the sky, missing him by inches. He appears unperturbed and continues his call.
This footage was shot on film and is presented at 50 (presumably interpolated) frames per second in this compilation of clips. Tokyo in 1973 reminds me of London in 1983. READ THE REST
The New York Subway isn't like this anymore, but the sheer decrepitude and negligence of it in the 80s is always amazing to behold. This video shows a ride to Coney Island in 1987. Londoners like me will sometimes get a bit snooty about this sort of thing, but the London Underground was about as… READ THE REST
After watching this 1960s-vintage British Pathé reel showing how electrical trasmission towers used to be built, I no longer wonder why infrastructure used to be cheap. Hampshire. An item showing the dangerous job of building electricity pylons. Various shots of half built pylons, a man collects his tools and climbs up the side. Part of… READ THE REST
We all have visions of cooking cool, elaborate meals. Unfortunately, those visions often die after we absolutely butcher a few. We've all been there. Overcooked steaks. Undercooked poultry. A main course sits because we totally mistimed a side. There are any number of ways to well and truly murder a well-intentioned meal. Hestan Cue and… READ THE REST
Mixology sounds like a science because it is…sort of. Oh sure, there's a lot of knowledge and skill that goes into conjuring up just the right balance for making a mixed drink really pop. But part of it really is just an exacting science of combining compounds and properly integrating flavors to make an absolutely… READ THE REST
If your summer found you sweltering somewhere, from your house to your garage to your RV to a tent in the forest, now's the time to start considering your plan for next year. Baking in some tiny unventilated space is no way to spend your time, even during a pandemic. Air conditioning units don't have… READ THE REST